Students are allowed to bring one standard size suitcase and one small carry bag.
Can a student bring a pillow and blanket?
Yes on motor coach trips. We do not recommend bringing these items for trips involving air transportation. Airport security and rules/expenses involved with checked luggage make these items generally impractical for air travel.
Students are not encouraged to bring large amounts of cash on tour. Most schools allow students to bring credit cards, debit cards or gift cards.
Meals generally start with lunch or dinner on day 1 and from that point forward include breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the duration of the trip.
Educational Tour prices cover all necessary costs. Spending money is usually for souvenirs or snacks and typically $20 a day is ample.
Are students allowed to bring computers, Ipads, games and other electronic hand-held devices on the trip?
Generally, yes. Each school establishes their own respective rules for use of such devices.
Parents will more than likely be given the phone number(s) of school personnel on the trip. In addition, phone numbers for hotels are included on the trip itinerary where messages can be left for students. Finally, Educational Tours is available 24 hour a day on our toll-free number for emergencies (1-800-343-9003).
A form must be completed and provided to the trip sponsor in order for students to bring any medications on the trip. All medications are collected and administered by school personnel.
Typically, mobile phones are allowed. However, teacher/sponsor establishes mobile phone policies for their trips.
Educational Tours includes emergency medical insurance in the trip price for all overnight tours. Parents or guardians sign a release form to ensure their traveler is able to receive medical attention and is notified immediately in the unlikely event such assistance is needed.
Generally, students lodge four to a room and chaperones lodge two to a room.
The trip sponsor sets the parameters for roommate assignments since they are most knowledgeable about the dynamics of the class members.
Educational Tours completes a detailed itinerary for each trip which is available from the trip sponsor.
Our tour enrollment form will provide complete refund policy information for each trip offered.
The teacher sponsor has the payment information for their tour. If the tour is set up for online payments, participants can obtain the login and password and click the Trip Sign Up button at the top of the website to register and make payments online with a debit or credit card.
Educational Tours offers pricing with no hidden costs. Actual trip prices vary based on departure/destination locations. But once a price is determined all costs are included except for discretionary spending.
Educational Tours provides flexible payment options for its group travelers including online payment with debit and credit cards for multi-day tours. Teacher sponsors should discuss all the options with their Educational Tours representative who can assist in setting up the best payment option.
Most class tours have limitations on number of participants simply from a logistical standpoint. In addition, teachers and sponsors are responsible for setting the participation requirements for their student tours. Typically, these include maintaining a minimum grade and good class citizenship.
Educational Tours has organized trips to destinations across the nation from Key West, FL to San Francisco, CA. Our team can help you plan a class group trip to virtually any destination in the Continental U.S.A.
Each class and every trip is different requiring its own specific requirements. However, Educational Tours typically recommends one chaperone for every 10 student travelers.
Student trips require a teacher, band/choral director or other school official to be a sponsor. If you are a teacher, Contact us about sponsoring a student trip to one of the Destinations featured on our website (or to just about anywhere in North America.) If you are a parent or student, check with your class teacher or club/group director to encourage them to sponsor a trip and Educational Tours can help put it together.